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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Been such a strange mix of emotions these last

    few weeks. Having feelings of joy and that nothing bad can get to me and I'm literally on top of the world, to then feeling so low that I can't see a future and that I can't deal with life anymore. I just don't know what to do anymore
    WhyCantIBeYou WhyCantIBeYou 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 85 Responses Jul 9

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    My parents treat me like **** they're

    practically rubbing into my face that I lost my 3ds and neither one is willing to split the cost of my new 3ds 50/50 in 3 ******* months they won't be able to spare $125 cause "we would have to give $125 to the the other boys cause you guys are equal yeah and the hinges...
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Littlebaby13 Littlebaby13 18-21, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Imagine yourself as a painter,

    you have this blank canvas in front of you. You envision this amazingly intricate painting of reds, blues, greens, and purples. Then the more you think the trickier it gets, you start to add Azure, Antique Ruby, Black Olive, Cerise, Daffodil, Electric Green, and many other...
    32nmud 32nmud 13-15, M 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    about two years ago i tried to kill myself.

    i had pretty bad depression and anxiety. i still have. and it won't go away. no matter how hard I try. im still having suicidal thoughts. and i feel like if something bad happens... im gonna kill myself
    effylee effylee 16-17, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    depression is when you don't really care about

    anything. You don't care what you look like, you don't care what others think, you don't care what others say. You stay locked up in your room, lifeless and empt. You don't care when someone insults you.. you just listen, accept it quietly and agree. Wether it's true or not...
    Loquesoy Loquesoy 18-21, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    soft kitty warm kitty little ball of fur happy

    kitty sleepy kitty pur pur pur.... my online mommy used to sing this to me online and I love this song alot it soothes me alot. wish I could make up for what I did to her tonight and get her back I love her with all my heart. love you nevertruleywanted
    Littlebaby13 Littlebaby13 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    Literally everything makes me sad.

    An ice cream truck just passed outside my window and I feel a deep sadness for the person driving it and wondering if children today appreciate him driving around. Normally every day sadness is like a background emotion but lately it's been swallowing me. The smallest things are...
    thatglassjar thatglassjar 18-21, F 2 Responses 39 mins ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I got a letter in post from fraud

    and error saying i need attend a tape recorded interview about a fraud investigation and suspected criminal offences in benefits. I dint commit fraud and have no idea why ive been sent this.
    KentGirl29 KentGirl29 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    justanotherles justanotherles 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I post in here too much.

    I guess I've never really had an outlet before, so this is what I've gotten used to doing when I feel alone. I feel numb tonight. I don't even know when it started. Usually I am either temporarily cheerful or extremely sad. Right now I don't feel anything. It catches me off...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 45 seconds ago

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    depression sucks. I deal with it 24/7.

    But there are some points in life when it seems a lot worse. like when you find out your "friends" do something without you, or you gain a few pounds or you have a bad makeup/hair day! ya know? idk if im the only one like this, but please don't judge...
    daisymillerr daisymillerr 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    bondageslut819 bondageslut819 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    When you're alone With the dark of the sky When

    you have a gun And just want to say goodbye - Life is hard You want to fly I know it's easy to fall apart But it doesn't mean you have to die - It's okay to feel bad Pain demands to be felt It's okay to be sad Nobody is perfect - I know this poem isn't pretty as her I know he...
    lailalessard lailalessard 13-15, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    I compare my depression to a dark night with no

    light permeating from anywhere. I always looked up and saw nothing but blackness. It forced me to look down and turn within myself. My mind raging with things I thought. Demons slowly taking the good things and turning them into things I hated. Slowly they silenced all the...
    vanessacd5 vanessacd5 41-45 1 Response 1 day ago

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    SmilezHeal SmilezHeal 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Ok, so I'm kinda grasping at straws here lately

    attempting to understand just what the heck is up with me... I think I am experiencing anxiety and depression but I'm not sure. If you were to ask anyone to describe me in one word, they would probably say "happy" or "upbeat". Truth is, I'm neither and I feel like a great big...
    VC32 VC32 31-35, F 2 mins ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I really don't know how much longer I can hold

    on. I've been trying to distract myself anyway I can from cleaning to music to books to seeing friends and family to the good old fashion alcohol, anything to stay out of depression mode. And its not going very well. I can feel myself slipping, I have been fighting the urge to...
    Simiyes Simiyes 26-30, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm weird

    because of my depression and the constant internal battle inside my head. Yet I'm the most normal person I know. I'm an awesome person but a **** person at the same time.
    Heyyo1 Heyyo1 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have not eaten anything today.

    I feel unmotivated & lazy. Every one has abandoned me. I have not showered since Friday. I am on vacation this week and I'm supposed to clean up my apartment, there are clothes all over the floor & unwashed dishes. I am in peri menopause & feel like I am losing my mind. I've...
    sparklebright70 sparklebright70 41-45, F 15 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Guess I'm going through one of my down days

    where I just feel like **** and keep beating myself up :/ Knowing my luck it'll last for the next few days
    JonnySlackMallon JonnySlackMallon 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    I don't see my depression

    as something bad. In fact, since I've been this way, I feel as though I've actually been able to see things more clearly my vision isn't clouded by idealism. I used to believe I was so smart and so much better than other people. Now I'm aware that I'm quite the opposite and I...
    Rhinestoneyes Rhinestoneyes 16-17 22 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    It's easier to run Replacing this pain with

    something numb It's so much easier to go Than face all this pain here all alone Something has been taken from deep inside of me The secret I've kept locked away no one can ever see Wounds so deep they never show they never go away Like moving pictures in my head for years and...
    smitlord smitlord 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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